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ABC News does something right!

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    A friend sent me this link today and I was very glad she did. This will make your day. It surely made mine!
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    It is good to see things like this on the news. Thanks for posting that.
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    Kinda makes you ashamed you are not doing more
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    That is awesome. Thanks for posting it.

    When we flew back home from Guf War 1, it was a week day and we landed in a little airport in Bangor Maine. The reception was spectacular, much like the one on the video.

    To this day it makes me proud to know that those people took time out of their schedules on a weekday to greet us at the airport. Not because we felt we deserved it, and I can't put it into words that explain why I felt and feel that way.

    In fact, at the time I saw it as people's way of trying to make up for the mistreatment of the Vietnam Vets, who were treated so horribly. In a way people were trying to give us the homecoming that those guys should have been given. They certainly deserved it more than I ever did.

    Just like the men on the video, we never saw ourselves as heroes or anything, (I certainly didn't and still don't) but it's nice to know that people appreciate the sacrifices we made.

    I wish I could be there to greet them all. God bless the people who are doing this great work.
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    I saw this the other day. I think it should be shown as a regular commercial several times a day.
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    Excellent!

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    Great program to let soldiers know they are appreciated.
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    The name "Brady" made me nervous, but definitely a good job. Seems a well written segment. Thanks for posting it.
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    Superb Post...

    Thank you Bert, for making a difference...

    Thanks to our troops...

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    When I went through Bangor Maine I was amazed how many were there and what all they did. They had cookies and punch and they would donate their phones so we could make free phone calls. Great program, definetly makes you feel appreciated.

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    Thanks for posting this excellent story, and thanks to all of you who are helping our military personnel and their families!!

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    I know first hand how a greeting like the one in the video makes you feel. I got that type of greeting and welcome home when I came home after the Persian Gulf War (1991) and it made me feel amazing. I was so proud and so appreciative of all the people who took the time to come to the airport to welcome us home.

    I remember stepping off the plane and onto the jetway that lead to the terminal and I could already hear the crowd. I thought that the airport must be really busy that day or something (Charleston SC Airport is not a real big airport) but as I got closer to the end of the jetway I was amazed to see approx 200 people waving American flags and wanting to shake our hands. I almost teared up it was so emotional, in fact it is making me feel the same way right now just thinking about it and it is over 15 year since it happened.

    I wish more people took the time to thank a VET or active duty service member when they see them. I always shake the hand of the Marines who man the toys for tots locations around Christmas when I see them and any time I see a Military member. It is just the right thing to do.
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    I almost teared up it was so emotional
    As a non-mil person I can, believe it or not Mike, get a life-threatening lump in my throat!! How can we describe it? Love and pride? Yes, probably.
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    It is just the right thing to do.
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    i can be an empty shell most times, honestly. I'm a loner really. but i did appreciate it (both times) when i got those greetings, so thanks to everyone who does this very thing to all soldiers. the next thing on my mind, after that, was where is the nearest McDonald's and who has a beer!
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